A History of War Crimes Trials in Post 1945 Asia-Pacific

  • Zhaoqi Cheng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 3-41
    3. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 71-103
    4. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 105-126
    5. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 127-161
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 165-193
    3. Zhaoqi Cheng
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    5. Zhaoqi Cheng
      Pages 279-305
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-358

About this book


Written by the Director of the Tokyo Trial Research Centre at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University, this book provides a unique analysis of war crime trials in Asia-Pacific after World War II. It offers a comprehensive review of key events during this period, covering preparations for the Trial, examining the role of the War Crimes Commission of the United Nations as well as offering a new analysis of the trial itself. Addressing the question of conventional war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes against peace (such as the Pearl Harbor Incident) and violations of warfare law, it follows up with a discussion of post-trial events and the fate of war criminals on trial. Additionally, it examines other Japanese war crime trials which happened in Asia, as well as considering the legacy of the Tokyo trial itself, and the foundation of a new Post-War International Order in East Asia.


International Military Tribunal for the Far East International Criminal Law in Asia War Crimes and World War Two Japanese War Crimes Trials Post-War International Order in East Asia Crimes Against Humanity and Japan

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhaoqi Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
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  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6696-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6697-0
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